Iowa Caucuses: Mitt Romney is atop the latest poll from the Des Moines Register in the run up to the Iowa Republican caucuses on Tuesday. Romney, who is polling at 24%, is followed by Ron Paul at 22% and Rick Santorum at 15%.
Signing Statement: President Barack Obama on Saturday signed into law defense legislation while expressing his dissatisfaction with provisions that place restrictions on the prosecution, interrogation and detention of terrorism suspects, The Associated Press reports. "Moving forward, my administration will interpret and implement the provisions described below in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our safety depends and upholds the values on which this country was founded," Obama said in a signing statement that accompanied the bill.
Postponed: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday delayed the implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule to regulate power plant air pollutants that travel across state lines, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rule, which was set to take effect Sunday, is the latest in a series of EPA rules intended to reduce pollution from power plants.
Mayoral Reflections: The Washington Post looks back at D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's first year in office, which has been plagued by controversy. "You can’t do this job living in fear," Gray said. "You have to do it going forward, not looking backward over your shoulder."
Brain Battle: New York City is contesting a jury's verdict that it must give the family of a teen killed in a car accident $1 million for not notifying them that it kept the person's brain and other organs, The New York Law Journal reports. The city's possession of Jesse Shipley's organs was revealed in 2006, when classmates of his sister toured a mortuary and saw a brain suspended in formaldehyde with a label that indicated that it belonged to the teen.